Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

Just a couple of questions...Follow

#1 Dec 20 2010 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
*
120 posts
I was a big fan of Final Fantasy 11 but I'm hearing Final Fantasy 14 is not so good? I just have a few questions if yall can help me out before I buy order it.Does FF14 force players to craft because I'm not the crafting type! Also I've heard armor and weapons break...which sounds retarded, if this is true, how often is it? Because thats just not cool...
#2 Dec 20 2010 at 3:09 PM Rating: Excellent
*
170 posts
Crafting is not mandatory, but good to pick up to fix your own stuff.
Weapons every 2-3hrs of heavy grind.
Armor 6+ hours of heavy grind.

Edit: It is fairly easy to repair your own stuff if you know what you are gonna need to level to fix it in the field. Repairing from bazaar or friends is your only other option. If you hate crafting... it WILL be a problem then.

Edited, Dec 20th 2010 4:11pm by AceAmallie
____________________________


#3 Dec 20 2010 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
***
3,825 posts
I'm not a huge fan of crafting, but I've found crafting via leves only to be sufficiant so far for my equipment repair needs. I'm sure at some point I'll have to grind crafting outside of leves, but honestly I kinda find crafting enjoyable in this game.
____________________________
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired


#4 Dec 20 2010 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
2,000 posts
VitaminD2112 wrote:
Does FF14 force players to craft...


Pretty much.

As a 26 Conjurer I can grind for several hours, but then my Willow Wand needs to be repaired. I can either pay 11k+ gil to have it repaired to 75% by an NPC, or I can pay 1996 gil for mats and repair it to 100% by myself (level 12 Carpentry required).

And the cost of repairs increases with weapon level.

Even if you hate crafting, at some point you will probably start to feel like it's actually a bigger hassle to keep paying the NPC repair price than to level crafting to the point where you can repair everything yourself.

The good news is that you might enjoy crafting more than you think you will (I certainly did), and with local leves you can essentially skill up for "free" (all materials supplied by npcs).
____________________________
#5 Dec 21 2010 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
Sage
Avatar
*
54 posts
I hated crafting in 11 but its kinda fun in 14. granted I'm lvl'ing all the crafts atm threw the local levi's but its nothing like it was in 11. as for the gear braking armer is not so bad takes alot longer for it to ware out but weapons need lots of loving. if you dont plan on crafting you may want to have atleast 2 of your main weapons on you at all times
____________________________

FFXIV: Viilaa Stardancer of Palamecia
FFXI: Dlon of Sylph (RIP)
Rift: Lightofthemoon Guardian mage of Graybriar
Fallenstar Defiant cleric of Graybriar
#6 Dec 21 2010 at 4:12 AM Rating: Excellent
****
9,526 posts
I am finding that with the repair icon items are getting repaired by other people a lot faster now unless they use some weird thing like bone scales or a sunrise tellin.
____________________________
lolgaxe wrote:
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


#7 Dec 21 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
*
230 posts
There are a few ways to combat the need to craft. The easiest is owning multiple sets of items.
You think that it is completely absurd but hear me out.

My main class is CON, and I carry 4 weapons at all times. 2 wands/shields and 2 staffs.
They range from 1 tier weapon rank below me to 1 tier weapon rank above me.
I am currently Rank 30. So I carry a rank 27 wand, a 33 wand, 31 staff and 23 staff.
I have 1 full velvet set(36) and then a canvas cowl(34).

I use 1 weapon until its red... throw in bazaar and switch. Do the same with gear/armor.
Over a couple days all items will have been repaired just from the time you spend at the Aeth crystals.

Also... there is an NPC that you can pay to repair all items with the exception of accessories. (rings earring chocker)
It can be done without crafting

But I have found this method to work fine. Also... one of the reason people have problems getting repairs done is they suck at estimating the repair cost... You can pay a NPC 20k to repair your weapon to 75% but put it in your bazaar for repair at 2000 for a repair of 100%.. i wouldn't repair your stuff either.
However, put it in your bazaar at 10-12k... stand in the guild where it is repaired and type..
Carpenter Repair Help me out... it will be done in a matter of minutes...

____________________________
Tre Kensei [Wutai] Lalafell Con/Thaum/Miner/Glad
Perfection Linkshell
http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/rc/character/status?cicuid=1361071

Treize (Phoenix) -Retired Jan09-
Re-retired again now that I have [Hermes Shoes -1]
DRK75 SMN75 THF75
Alchemy 60 Clothcraft 40
#8 Dec 21 2010 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
edge1006 wrote:
Also... one of the reason people have problems getting repairs done is they suck at estimating the repair cost... You can pay a NPC 20k to repair your weapon to 75% but put it in your bazaar for repair at 2000 for a repair of 100%.. i wouldn't repair your stuff either.
However, put it in your bazaar at 10-12k... stand in the guild where it is repaired and type..
Carpenter Repair Help me out... it will be done in a matter of minutes...




I've put everything i have to repair no higher than 3k each and it always gets repaired.

Sometimes takes a few hours, but I usually eat/watch TV/ read during this time.

Edited, Dec 21st 2010 10:34am by nightpanda2810
____________________________
#9 Dec 21 2010 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
*
120 posts
All right thanks guys! Yeah I guess I'll give this game a try... as of now FF11 has a low population from 900-1.4k which stinks. Not to mention less than half are probably mules/RMT. I want that experience you feel when you start out as a newb, because the newb days are the best! I'll keep a open mind about crafting! Looking forward to playing with you guys! Take it easy and happy holidays!
#10 Dec 21 2010 at 10:01 AM Rating: Excellent
*
54 posts
You can get most repairs done for cheap by other players, but the people who go the extra mile to show the crafters love usually get repaired very quickly. Names tend to be remembered when people are giving you the cost of the repair material AND a tip. It kills me when people expect you to repair something with 2000g worth of material and get 1000g in return.
____________________________
---------
---------


#11 Dec 21 2010 at 10:06 AM Rating: Excellent
10 posts
DBkujata wrote:
You can get most repairs done for cheap by other players, but the people who go the extra mile to show the crafters love usually get repaired very quickly. Names tend to be remembered when people are giving you the cost of the repair material AND a tip. It kills me when people expect you to repair something with 2000g worth of material and get 1000g in return.


Would be nice if you could add the repair item into your bazaar, this way the player could supply the item needed for repair, and the repairer gets a Gil tip. No need for a crafter to carry around required materials to repair other peoples stuff.
____________________________
#12 Dec 21 2010 at 10:42 AM Rating: Excellent
**
800 posts
nightpanda2810 wrote:

Would be nice if you could add the repair item into your bazaar, this way the player could supply the item needed for repair, and the repairer gets a Gil tip. No need for a crafter to carry around required materials to repair other peoples stuff.


I agree. I would have repaired far more peoples' items but I didn't have the repair material on hand. If it didn't cost me repair materials I'd even repair for free when bored just for the free skill points.
#13 Dec 21 2010 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
nightpanda2810 wrote:

Would be nice if you could add the repair item into your bazaar, this way the player could supply the item needed for repair, and the repairer gets a Gil tip. No need for a crafter to carry around required materials to repair other peoples stuff.


I'll sometimes put an item up for repair in my bazaar and offer the repair mat as the reward. At the aetheryte or adventurer's guild, it's been working out. Stuff gets repaired fairly quickly :)
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 26 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (26)